How to Make a Watermelon Card or Invitation for Summer Parties

Updated on April 11, 2018
How To Make A Watermelon Card Or Invitation
How To Make A Watermelon Card Or Invitation | Source

Want a Refreshing Way to Kick off Your Summer Party?

For my family, summer is a time for lazy days filled with good times shared with friends and family—all while savoring the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables at pool parties, beach parties, barbeques, picnics, and family dinners.

My favorite summer fruit to indulge in is sweet and juicy watermelon picked fresh from the garden. I love it so much that I just had to make these cute watermelon cards that can be used as a greeting card or invitation for summer birthdays and parties. These would also make great "thank you" cards for camp counselors or "cheer up" and "thinking of you" cards!

These are so simple to make and assemble, you can involve the whole family in this fun and juicy summer paper craft project. Come learn how to make a watermelon card for some crafty summer fun!

To Start, You Will Need A Sheet Each Of Pink, Green & White Scrapbook Paper Plus A Small Piece Of Scrap Black Paper For The Seeds

Choose Complimentary Green & Pink Patterned Scrapbook Paper For Making A Watermelon Card
Choose Complimentary Green & Pink Patterned Scrapbook Paper For Making A Watermelon Card

What You'll Need

  • Scrapbook Paper: You'll need a sheet of pink, green, white, and black scrapbook paper.
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue Stick
  • Embellishments (optional)

Watermelon Card Free Printable Template
Watermelon Card Free Printable Template

1. Print the Template

I designed this watermelon printable and am happy that many of you will use it to create beautiful invitations. Please remember two things about this design I am allowing everyone to download for free:

  • This design is for personal use only. No commercial use is allowed.
  • You are welcome to tell your friends and share this free printable, but you are not permitted to share the file directly with them.

Thank you, and please enjoy!

Glue The Printable Watermelon Card Stencils Onto Cardboard And Cut Out
Glue The Printable Watermelon Card Stencils Onto Cardboard And Cut Out

2. Prepare the Stencils

You can prepare the stencils two ways:

  • Print four copies if you want to make more than one watermelon card.
  • Print one copy for one-time use.

Multiple Use Stencil Instructions

  1. Glue the four stencils to thin cardboard, such as a recycled cereal box.
  2. Cut out one circle of each size plus one "bite mark."
  3. Trace the largest circle onto the green scrapbook paper, the middle size onto the white paper, and the smallest circle on the pink scrapbook paper.

Single Use Stencil Instructions

  1. Glue one stencil to some thin cardboard or cardstock and cut out one circle, starting with the largest.
  2. Trace the large circle onto the green paper.
  3. Cut out the next size circle and trace onto the white scrapbook paper.
  4. Cut out the smallest circle and trace onto the pink paper.
  5. Finally, cut out the bite mark and set it aside to use after you assemble the card.

Trace & Cut 3 Different Size Circles From Pink, Green & White Scrapbook Paper For Making A Watermelon Card
Trace & Cut 3 Different Size Circles From Pink, Green & White Scrapbook Paper For Making A Watermelon Card

3. Trace and Cut the Circles

Now that you've created the stencils on the paper, use them to trace the shapes on the correct paper. Then, cut the shapes out of the scrapbook paper!

DIY Watermelon Greeting Card: Glue The Circles Together
DIY Watermelon Greeting Card: Glue The Circles Together

4. Assemble the Watermelon

Glue the circles together to create what looks to be a slice of an entire watermelon.

Using a roll-on glue stick, glue the white circle onto the green circle, and then glue the pink circle onto the white circle.

How To Make A Watermelon Card Or Invite DIY Tutorial & Printable Template
How To Make A Watermelon Card Or Invite DIY Tutorial & Printable Template

5. Put It Together

  1. Fold the glued layered circle in half, and using your finger, gently form a crease.
  2. Place the bottom half of the "bite mark" stencil on top of the watermelon slice and adjust until you are happy with the size and location. Trace and cut out.
  3. Cut teardrop shapes from a small piece of black paper for the watermelon seeds. Glue them onto both sides of the card. You can draw the shapes on the black paper beforehand if that makes it easier. I like the imperfect shapes from cutting my seeds freehand because it gives each card its own personality.

Summer Paper Crafts: Watermelon Card
Summer Paper Crafts: Watermelon Card

Voila! The Finished Watermelon Card

You're done! Congratulations on creating a custom watermelon card. If you want to see more ideas, I've shared other designs I created using this template below!

DIY Watermelon Card With Heart Seeds And A Yellow Bee
DIY Watermelon Card With Heart Seeds And A Yellow Bee
How To Make A Watermelon Card With Ladybugs And A Pink Bow
How To Make A Watermelon Card With Ladybugs And A Pink Bow
DIY Watermelon Card With A Daisy Flower And Black Heart Seeds
DIY Watermelon Card With A Daisy Flower And Black Heart Seeds

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        Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

        What a wonderful tutorial! I love it!

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        Anna 3 years ago from chichester

        I have to say, I think this is genuinely the coolest card idea for summer parties! I'm no card-making expert but these look like something I could do, even though they look at first glance like they would take a lot of time and work.

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        Wilson Lisa 3 years ago from Hong Kong

        easy to follow, such a cute card

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        Cheryl Paton 3 years ago from West Virginia

        These are such a cute idea!

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        Ruthi 3 years ago

        These watermelon cards ar a delightful summer project for ids and adults! These would make great summertime BBQ invitations too!

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        Mickie Goad 4 years ago

        I love this watermelon card. I pinned it to my Glue Gun Slinger Corral on Pinterest because you use a glue stick.

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        Marie 4 years ago

        Really fun and so cute for a summer themed craft.

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        hovirag 4 years ago

        @Lee Hansen: completely agree with you!

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        June Campbell 4 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

        These cards are just adorable! LUV!

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        Lee Hansen 4 years ago from Vermont

        Adorable and clever watermelon card design, and a great template with tutorial. Thanks for sharing your talent and ideas with us.

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        Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

        These are darling watermelon cards! You're very talented!

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        Green-horizon 4 years ago

        Excellent idea. I bookmark this lense and whenever I got time I will try to make these cards.

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        mcstacy 4 years ago

        I love the idea. Thanks for sharing. I would like to make these.

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        Gayle Dowell 4 years ago from Kansas

        Very cute card. I love make it yourself projects.

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        Ben Reed 4 years ago from Redcar

        Such a wonderfully novel idea - love it!

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        VineetBhandari 4 years ago

        This will be such a fun to try it with my kid :)

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        lesliesinclair 4 years ago

        This is sweet and fun. I'd love to receive one of these cards in the mail.

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        Vikki 4 years ago from US

        Love those watermelon cards. So cute and look like something I could actually do! ;)

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        PinkstonePictures 4 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

        This is such a sweet, simple but effective card. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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        RinchenChodron 4 years ago

        Easy and cute! Well done.

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        Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

        Really nice idea for a Summer get together as watermelons are popular at cook outs. Appreciate you sharing this lens. Thank You! Have a Great Summer!

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        blancaverome 4 years ago

        These are really cute! I don't have any parties planned, but I'll have to think of something to make these for.

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        PippiDust 4 years ago

        I love it, it's easy and cool at the same time.

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        Alan Katz 4 years ago from Florida

        Thanks for this lens. Looks like fun.

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        ixodoi 4 years ago

        This is so cool. I am totally going to do that with my little boy on his school vacation! Thank you.

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        anitabreeze 4 years ago

        Very cute, you are so crafty!

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